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Paul Maletic
United States
Rockwall
Texas
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10
May 2014
An interesting variant for a leader to really change the flow of the game... literally!
2015-04-06
Owned
BorderCon is Live!!!
Australia
Lavington
New South Wales
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BorderCon 2015 is Go!!! Tickets can be found at www.borderconalburywodonga.com
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6.5
Jan 2015
Offers up the freeze power seen on some of the fan-based Wonder packs.

This allows a player once per age to keep their hand rather than pass it on.
2015-04-05
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Henrik Larsson
Sweden
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6
Jul 2014
Promos with a single card are the worst.
2015-03-21
Owned
Gubisi Róbert
Hungary
Székesfehérvár
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5
Mar 2015
Játékba került, de senki nem választotta, mert sokkal jobbak maradtak a kezében. Ez is jelet valamit!
2015-03-11
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Aaron Gannaway
United States
Salem
Oregon
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8
Feb 2015
I really like the uniqueness of Esteban's leader ability.
2015-02-22
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Aaron Shanowitz
United States
Bristol
Tennessee
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8
Jan 2015
I really like this card. After everybody has played their card for a turn, you can then announce that you're using Esteban to freeze time, and pick up the same hand of cards for the next turn. So you get two cards from the same hand of cards, which can be really helpful sometimes. But you are also giving you opponents the opportunity to get two cards from the same hand. Good stuff.
2015-01-01
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Jeff
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Survivors ready!?
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9
Mar 2015
Acquired: Secret Santa 2014 (Love you, Santa!)
2014-12-12
Owned
Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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9.1
Nov 2014
This can be a very strong leader, but it's expansive.
2014-11-19
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Bryan Doughty
United States
California
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Get your damn cursor off my avatar!
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8
Feb 2015
A good promotional expansion. I'll add it to the mix every time I play with leaders. I greatly enjoy cards like this that mess with the basic mechanics of the game.
2014-11-16
Owned
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Germany
Münster
NRW
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Hidden trackable information in games sucks!
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I play games for fun and pursuing the goal to win the game is fun! :)
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8.5
Oct 2014
A nice way to honour the wonder of a newborn son!

Game-mechanically, it allows for that which many players would often wish to do in a game of 7 Wonders - but only as a big and very expensive exception. Which I generally like!

But the effect of the card is *a little* too luck based for my taste: At least in solo (=non-team) play you can't really know in advance if you'll get a hand which is worth having used a recruiting phase and spent 5 coins to use this hand twice - this would have to give you an advantage worth at least 8 coins to break even. So recruiting him is a gamble. (However, this can be said of quite a few other leaders as well.)
In the team play variant he is less luck based, but could be too strong overall. He also gets stronger the fewer players there are (because you can deny good cards to a larger percentage of opponents).
Overall, in my opinion he seems too weak in solo games with many players, too strong in team games, considerably too strong in team games with only 4 players and maybe about average strength (but still risky) for a leader in 3 player games.
He is extremly strong for Abu Simbel with any number of players. Abu Simbel can still mummify him after his strong abilitiy was used for a whopping 10 VP! So the opponents should remember that they should probably draft him before they give him to Abu Simbel (at least with lower player numbers where Abu Simbel is a significant percentage of all opponents).
2014-07-22
Owned
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Matthieu Corpet
France
Le Havre
Seine-Maritime
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8
Oct 2014
Pretty cool promo because of how unique the effect is, everyone tries to get you to use it when they want it, pretty fun, albeit slightly too expensive.
2014-06-06
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Argeleb
Spain
Laguna de Duero
Valladolid
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8
Mar 2014
Un lider muy majo!!... además con una propiedad buenísima, muy bien conseguido!!
2014-04-01
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Jacek Malinowski
Poland
Warszawa
Poland (Polska)
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8.5
Mar 2014
More variation and useful ability. The way to go.
2014-03-10
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Oscar Garcia
United States
Miami Lakes
Florida
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"When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you" ― Friedrich Nietzsche
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“We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan
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8
Oct 2013
Powerful card that break the rules dramatically.
Some people think it is overpowered. I think it is game changing. Using Esteban's power to freeze a round may help you in a particular moment, but you will never know how much it is also helping others.
2014-02-13
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Raithyn
United States
Tennessee
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8
Jan 2014
Esteban is kinda fun. Keeping people from messing up the hands when you use him, not as much.
2014-02-10
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Keng Leong Yeo
Singapore
Singapore
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小富靠勤,中富靠智,大富靠德。
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6
Jan 2014
Very costly to play out. Its impact is uncertain and quite situational. More useful with a science strategy. An interesting idea, but does not work too well.
2014-01-15
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Christina Ng
Singapore
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说了又不听,听了又不懂,不懂又不问,问了又不做,做了又做错,错了又不认,认了又不改,改了又不服,不服又不说,那你要我怎麽办?
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5
Jan 2014
Very costly to play for a one-off benefit. Opponent also get to "benefit" from it.

It is a situational card that one can't really plan a strategy with it.
2014-01-15
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Bartosz Chlebicki
Poland
Komorów
Mazowieckie
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7
May 2013
I think it's to expensive for this special power. If you don't have to collect entire 7W family then you can miss it without any regret.
2013-12-16
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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8
Dec 2013
This leader depicts the game designer's son on it and allows the controlling player once per game to force players to draft a second card from the same hand.

He costs 5 to play, pretty middle of the road, but the ability is pretty interesting. There have been several times when I've wanted 2 cards from the same hand but was afraid one of them wouldn't get back to me.

The downside of this card is that you're paying to gift other players the same ability but since you decide when this happens hopefully you're the one who is getting the most benefit out of it.
2013-12-13
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Brett C
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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9
Dec 2013
Costly but can be game changing.
2013-12-10
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Original Dibbler
Germany
Aachen
NRW
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What's one damage?
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It's na-fing!
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8
Jan 2013
Trade condition: new.
2013-11-29
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For Trade
Michael Young
United States
Middleburg
Florida
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9
Nov 2013
I love the mechanic, cute story to go with Esteban's creation.

SOLD
2013-11-14
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G. G.
Germany
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8.2
Jan 2014
Interesting ability. Can be very useful, but doesn't break the game.
2013-11-03
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Evan Bates
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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6
Mar 2013
Esteban OP! was the chant when we first saw the little tike. However, after several playthroughs, Esteban is just ok.
2013-09-12
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Balogh János
Hungary
Kecskemét
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6
Aug 2013
Néha nagyon jól jön, de túl drága!
2013-08-31
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